Monday, March 10, 2014
I Realize This Recliner Looks Black...But Alas It Is Not. Dark Blue. I Also Realize It Bears A Striking Resemblance To Many Of The Milo Baughman Designs...But I'm Not Sure It's A Valid Attribution. But You Never Know. New Attributions Come To Light All The Time. Status: Recent Acquisition.
Another roadtrip to Columbia Mo. today yielded some tasty goodies. Featured this time is a luxurious leather and chrome steel recliner, or as I like to call it...nap chair. This was listed on craigslist but not in the usual Furniture section. I found it on the Household list and while I usually discount anything like this that is listed as being leather...the seller was spot on.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Dropping By The Antique Mall Of Creve Coeur To Pay The Rent And Pick Up Last Months Check Paid Off In More Than One Way This Afternoon. Not Only Did A Hustla Get Paid, But He Also Snagged A Fantastic Grete Jalk End Table For Peanuts! Status: Who Needs Estate Sales.
The plan for this fine Saturday morning was to get up early enough to be at an estate sale just before opening. The sale had lots of neat Vintage Modern goodies to be had, but nothing I couldn't live without...so it wasn't a "stake out" situation. Then that damn alarm went off...and then just got turned off. Mornings? No thanks.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
You Ever Pass Up An Item At The Thrift And Then Later Kick Yourself, Finding That If You Had Bought It You Would Have Been Ahead Of The Game? This Lot Consists Of Nothing BUT These Type Of Finds! Status: Stash.
Nothing here is a complete set. Bunch of Corning Ware Buffet lids and a Dorothy Thorpe dip bowl all found at the local Goodwill last weekend. You just never know when you're gonna find their counterparts, right?
Friday, March 7, 2014
Can You Guess What Got Me "Up And At 'Em" This Morning, Had Me Drive Four Hours Round Trip And Is Now Waiting Quietly In The Back Of Frank? Hint: It's Not Paul McCobb But Was Often Misatributed To Him For Ages. Status: Farm Fresh.
It's a mess and these photographs suck, but you get the gist. As you can see there are a number of brass rivets missing and the leather itself isn't in the greatest condition...but the bones are good and it was worth the long drive to retrieve!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
After Dropping Off The Factory Cart Coffee Table At My Booth In Creve Coeur Tuesday I Made The Thrift Store Rounds And Did Alright. I Left Half A Dozen Odd Smalls In The Booth But These Bits And Pieces Were Found After That. Status: Wanting For Tags.
OK, I was going to try and get away with saying that I found all these wonderful items but the Girlfriend says she'll just rat me out in the comments if I do so I'll just go ahead and admit it, she picked that fantastic grey Melmac divided vegetable serving dish. like I could have ever fooled you guys...you know who's nuts for the plastic 'round here.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Because Of The Lousy Weather Over The Weekend I Got Lucky And Was Afforded The Opportunity To Snatch This Industrial Style Factory Cart Coffee Table Today. But Was It That Easy...Of Course Not. Status: Still...It's Available.
This lovely...wait, that's not quite the right word, this is far too masculine for a word like "lovely". This...gnarly(?) factory cart popped up on craigslist over the weekend and for some reason I didn't bite. Maybe the seller lowered the price or something but when I spotted it again on Monday, I just had to have it. She told me she had a couple buyers lined up over the weekend but they all bailed due to the bad weather. Lucky me!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Yup! Been Diggin' In The Garage Again. Pulled Out A Pair Of Fantastic Arkana - Maurice Burke Campaign Chairs This Time For Your Consideration. Got 'Em Tagged And Dragged To The Shag. Status: Available.
We've had this pair of Campaign / Sling chairs for ages. They were probably purchases the first year the Girlfriend and I discovered estate sales. We found them at a condo sale and the Girlfriend just had to have 'em!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Wow, Easiest Upholstery Job Ever? Quickest Before And After I've Ever Done? Or Just A Case Of Persistence And Patience Finally Pays Off? Years Of Waiting And These Cool Little Hoop Chairs Are Getting Their Due. Status: Well, Almost Anyway.
Heh, I know I'm only showing one, but I have a pair of these little retro hoop chairs. I've had them for a couple of years and have always had plans to make new seats and upholster them...but like so many plans...well, you know. So they've been quietly waiting on the front porch, useless. But then I spotted something great at the Goodwill!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Finally...Saturday! You'd Think That It Being The Weekend I'd Get To Rest. Nope. While I Didn't Get Up Any Earlier Than Any Other Day, My Day Was Busy Busy Busy And Culminated In A Visit To My Booth At The Antique Mall Of Creve Coeur. Status: Chesty Delivered.
While out running around this early afternoon (about as close as I get to morning) getting some errands done I managed to sneak a quick look through the local Goodwill and found not one, but TWO great sofa size vintage modern paintings. One's even a legendary Van Gaard!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
As Promised (On The Twitter), I Got Some Good Pics Of The Chesterfield That I Picked Up During The Week. This One Is SOOOO Close! It's A Nicer Vinyl Than Usual...It Almost Passes For Leather, And It's So Comfy. But Alas, I Still Want Leather So This One Too Is Headed To The Booth. Status: Available.
Whowee! That's a good lookin' Chesty, right?! That Oxblood Red is just the right color for a vintage Chesterfield. Of course, it's vintage so it isn't perfect, but it's in pretty good shape none the less. It was missing a bun foot on the back but I've already got that covered.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Some More Smalls To Keep Them Shelves Filled. Seems Like Most Of The Work Of Keeping A Booth In An Antique Mall Is Collecting, Tagging And Transporting The Smalls! Status: Gotta Do What I Gotta Do.
Yup, those shelves ain't gonna stock themselves! And lots of times, it's these small items that pulls your butt out of the "didn't make rent" fire. So, even thought it's such drudgery (it's so not!) I still gotta get it done.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
So Not Last Weekend, But The Weekend Before, I Was On A Whirlwind Of Estate Sales, Picking Ups And Dropping Offs And Then The Relative Calm Of The Auction. At One Of The Two Estate Sales I Grabbed Up This Lot Of Dorothy Thorpe Entertainment Pieces. Status: To Be Available.
Yeah, it was quite a day. I only got a few hours sleep after work and before jumping up outa bed to get a line number for the first estate sale, then rush over to another sale a few miles away to get a line number for that one too!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Ya Gotta Know I'm A Big Fan Of Sascha Brastoff. I've Got Many Of His Remarkably Decorated Ashtrays And I Picked Up Another Recently. Status: Collected.
This, like a lot of the items I've been showing off lately, was another of the pieces I snatched up at the recent Vintage Modern auction across the river. I didn't really go for the smalls but, alas...I just couldn't resist this little Brastoff "Pod" ashtray. Weird, right...I don't even smoke.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
After Yesterday's Distinct Lack Of Color I Thought I'd Hit Ya With A Big Ol' POP Of Pigment Today! This Vintage Pull Down Three Way Kitchen / Dining Table Light Was Picked Up At The Auction About A Week Ago. It's Headed To The Shag Soon. Status: Quite Purdy.
I almost bowed out of the bidding on this but stepped back in at the last moment and hit pay dirt. You'd usually read about my litany of complaints after an auction but I guess that because there was so much available at this particular one, there was almost no way I wasn't going to be able to come home with something!
Monday, February 24, 2014
I Spent My Saturday Evening Power Cleaning These Black And Stainless Steel "BRNO" Chairs With My New (To Me!) Bissel Little Green Pro Heat Machine And This Afternoon Dropping Off Them And An Eames Segment Base Table At My Booth In The Creve Coeur Antique Mall. Status: Available!
How monochromatic is that? Nothing but silver, black and grey. Well, it ain't like it's a set. Each piece can be had separately and mixed / matched with some of the other chairs / tables I have, you might find elsewhere in the mall or maybe you have at home.